Hard Rock International called on aspiring musicians around the globe to rock out for a chance at stardom through this year’s Hard Rock Rising global battle of the bands competition – and they responded. Over 12,000 entries, 390,000 fan votes, and 941 competing bands later, Bop Skizzum is now one step closer to having their dream come true. Following several battle rounds against some of Colorado’s top talent, Bop Skizzum will now move on to the global voting round and vie for the opportunity of a lifetime – a World Tour in six renowned cities arranged by Hard Rock International – including a spot on the bill at the Hard Rock Calling festival in London; an album and music video produced through Hard Rock Records; and new music equipment and gear valued at $10,000.
Now Bop Skizzum is calling on Colorado fans to show their support! Bop Skizzum, along with ninety-five other winning bands from around the world who took the top spot in their respective city, will battle it out during the final online fan vote. Starting April 22, 2013 at 10am EST, fans will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite band, while downloading free tracks from any band of their choice. The top twenty-five bands, as determined by total votes, will move on to the final round, where a panel of music industry professionals; including Steven Van Zandt of the E Street Band, Live Nation Senior Vice President of Music Toby Leighton-Pope, Hard Rock International’s Head of Music & Artist Relations, John Kirkpatrick, and Hard Rock Records Co-Heads of A&R, James Buell and Blake Smith will evaluate the bands and select the Grand prize winner and two-runner up bands.
The Grand Prize winner will play a World Tour in six renowned cities arranged by Hard Rock International, including a spot on the bill at the Hard Rock Calling festival in London with suggested additional dates at Hard Rock Cafes in Sydney, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Chicago and Honolulu; make an album and music video as part of Hard Rock Records; and receive new music equipment and gear valued at $10,000. Two runner-up bands will each receive new music equipment and gear valued at $10,000.
Visit www.hardrock.com/Denver for additional details.